Offered by: H. Gallery
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson "Patricia T372/24" Chandelier for Markaryd, Sweden 1960s

$ 20,900
  • Description
    This marvellous, brass twelve-light chandelier was created in what we now call “the golden age of Scandinavian design”. Hans-Agne Jakobsson was the great Swedish master of lighting, designing some of the most recognizable mid-century modern lamps of Scandinavia. This incredible chandelier is no exception.

    Known as model ‘T372/24’, this twenty four-shade lamp is immediately recognizable thanks to its characteristics. Standing out the most are the 24, amber-coloured glass shades that are equally mesmerizing whether the light is on or off. Similarly to his other models, the design clearly shows the Swedish designer’s studies in architecture, with beautiful geometric forms and symmetry dominating the structure. The brass structure is held by a single, vertical brass pole. Attached to the main pole are the 24, symmetrically arranged poles with a shade on each end. What makes this model distinctive is the arrangement and shape of the individual poles: the shades on the lower level are held by curving poles with brass candelabra sockets. The second level holds the shades that are arranged between the lower shades and a final, third level has the shades arranged in the same way. As a result of the close arrangement of the shades and the brass structure, the chandelier seems to “glow” when lit, creating a dazzling effect. This model has all the characteristics Jakobsson was famous for; it is elegant and stylish, and while the design allows it to be big and shiny, it never becomes tacky.

    Like most of Jakobsson’s mid-century designs, this softly glowing, glare-free “Patricia” chandelier was inspired by the "organic modern" approaches of Danish lighting master, Poul Henningsen and Finnish icon, Alvar Aalto. Jakobsson was famed for his imaginative light fixtures, which utilize unique angles and materials to create a soft quality of light. With a background in cabinetmaking and the world of architecture, shaping light with the use of materials and colours came naturally to him. This ceiling lamp was created at his own famed workshop in Markaryd, Sweden.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Small scratches and marks on the brass.

    33.46 in ⌀ (without the shades) x 36.61 in H
    85 cm ⌀ (without the shades) x 93 cm H

    About the designer:
    Born in 1919 in Gotland, Sweden, Hans Agne Jakobsson is one of the most well-known Swedish lighting designers. He did his carpenter apprenticeship before studying architecture in Gothenburg.

    First working as an industrial designer for General Motors, he later founded his own company after being an assistant to the designers Carl Malmsten and Werner West. In 1950, due to Christmas, he added a model of hanging lamps in small strips of pine in one of his stores to soften the lively lighting of the shop window. The people who were passing by were immediately seduced by this hanging lamp, which started it all. He established his own company in 1951: Hans Agne Jakobsson AB and began producing this model in his factories and achieved success abroad as well. In 50 years, he designed more than 2000 lamps with unique designs.

    He used materials and experimented with multiple techniques, for example using fabrics with fringes, blown glass of colour and smoked glass. His great diversity resulted in a wide range of timeless lighting models. These pieces continue to seduce design lovers, as they adapt themselves to any interior, without blending into the background.

    Today, Jakobsson’s works can be found in private homes as well as public institutions throughout Sweden. The designer passed away in 2009 in Sweden, leaving behind a great legacy. ~H.

    This chandelier will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass, Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Small scratches and marks on the brass.
    Creation Date: 1960
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20221040
    Incollect Reference #: 553986
  • Dimensions
    H. 36.61 in; Diam. 33.46 in;
    H. 93 cm; Diam. 85 cm;
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